Thomas Elwood Moore

Brief Life History of Thomas Elwood

When Thomas Elwood Moore was born on 3 May 1851, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, his father, Evans Moore, was 28 and his mother, Julia Ann Williams, was 29. He married Rosetta Eugenia Carr on 26 June 1871. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brandon Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Jones, Iowa, United States in 1925. In 1880, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as stone mason in Jackson, Iowa, United States. He died on 12 August 1930, in South Fork Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Elwood Moore
Rosetta Eugenia Carr
Marriage: 26 June 1871
Leona Mae Moore
Edward Evans Moore
Leonard Lee Moore
Homer Seaborn Moore
Grace E Moore
Clarence Moore
Eva Etta Moore
William Francis Moore
Mary Ethel Moore

Sources (44)

  • Thomas E Moore, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Thomas Moore, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Thomas Moore, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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